Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,981,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,981,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,008,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,981,500

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13110 records found.